I have found that in talking to breeders, they are very opinionated
Sometimes that is good, sometimes not. I think talking to the places where their dogs now live is a great idea. I love my breeder but I know there are a lot of breeders out there she would not recommend. Just my food for thought.
Having a healthy dog in your house a true testament, don't you think?
P.S. There a re a lot of good spoo breeders out there as well...